Mentira, a project launched in July 2009, is the first mobile, place-based, augmented reality game explicitly oriented towards the development of language skills in Spanish. It is set in a Spanish-speaking neighborhood in Albuquerque, NM and plays out much like a historical novel in which fact and fiction combine to set the context and social conditions for meaningful interaction (in Spanish) with simulated characters, other players, and local citizens.
"I have been working on a way to take advantage of the unique benefits of Second Life as an educational environment while maintaining the best of what both real life education and education 2.0 have to offer. The resulting approach is a task-based “SurReal” quest that draws on Second Life, web 2.0 tools and conventional use of the internet."
Online lessons in Spanish or English with tools such as Skype, Google Docs and Second Life.
CREATE ONLINE EDUCATIONAL GAMES FOR FREE! Simply input the question data, type the answer choices and that’s it! The games are automatically created and provide interactive review for exams or quizzes.
LinguaFolio is a portfolio assessment instrument designed to support individuals in setting and achieving their goals for learning languages.
It includes these three components:
Passport, where formal assessments and a student's self assessments (checklists) are documented,
Biography, where information about a student's language background and intercultural activities are recorded, and
Dossier, where samples of a student's work over time are archived.
This three-fold approach, based on the European Language Portfolio, enables language learners at all ages and levels to document their language learning as they move along the continuum towards greater proficiency.
For those not familiar with Edmodo, in a nutshell it is a microblogging system designed specifically for teachers and students. Using Edmodo teachers can create a microblogging network for their classes. Edmodo allows teachers to create a group specifically for their students and exclude those not invited to the group. Edmodo provides teachers with a place to post assignment reminders, build an event calendar, and post messages to the group. Just as with any good microblogging service users can share links, videos, and images.
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